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Bears fans using Firefox logo on Twitter to call for John Fox’s firing

A segment of  disgruntled Chicago Bears fans upset over the team’s complete lack of success under John Fox have creatively been calling for his termination by utilizing the Mozilla Firefox logo on Twitter.

The connection between the web browser’s name and that of the beleaguered Bears head coach is almost too easy. And Bears fans who noticed it were all too eager to capitalize on the low-hanging fruit, as several of them changed their Twitter avatar to the Firefox logo to throw support behind Fox’s ouster. Some of the better examples, as compiled by Shutdown Corner.

Fox, now in his third season as Bears head coach, has compiled an abysmal 12-20 record during his tenure. As it is in most cases, all the blame for the Bears’ ineptitude under Fox’s watch cannot and should not be placed at his feet. But there are compelling reasons nevertheless for Bears fans to harbor disdain for Fox. And evidence of such was easily established during Sunday’s loss to the Green Bay Packers when Fox completely botched a challenge with disastrous results.

It of course goes without saying that Bears brass aren’t going to rely solely on an inspired social media movement to determing  Fox’s future with the organization. That said, the “Firefox Fire Fox” movement certainly raises the bar when it comes to such matters, even if it was an easy connection to make.